This engaging series documents buying and selling at auctions in the heartland of America while telling the unique stories of the merchandise and the sellers. From top-selling vintage cars to neon clocks and brightly lit company signs, viewers get to see some unusual displays of Americana, learning what the items are valued at and what makes people want to own them.
Bid America Previous Broadcasts
Chewing The Fat (Episode #111H)
KQED Plus: Thu, May 28, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
Woody's barbershop collection is second to none. The old barbershops could be found all across America with their distinct barber poles, lush chairs, and sharp razors, which are all on full display in this episode. In the old days the barbershop was a social gathering spot to get a haircut, a shave and ramble on about current events, sports, local politics or whatever else passed the time.
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
Motor Madness (Episode #110H)
KQED Plus: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
Paul Mikkelson boat motors are a sight to see. Impeccably restored, these motors made by Evinrude, Mercury and Johnson are the biggest names and most powerful engines in the boating industry. Add in the hundreds of rare boating advertising items and this collection motors to hundreds of thousands of high dollar bids.
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
Sign of the Times (Episode #109H)
KQED Plus: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
Desmond's 3,000-piece neon sign collection is second to none. In this episode we see the rare pieces and fantastic neon beer signs that made Milwaukee famous, such as Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller, Blatz, Schlitz and Hamms. Other famous beers are also featured, including Budweiser, Coors, Michelob, Knickerbocker, Rolling Rock and Ballantine.